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May 31, 2006 01:55 PM

lobster in CT on the water!

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any suggestions where to get a casual lobster dinner with waterviews anywhere in CT/westchester?

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  1. try the chart house its in dobbs ferry on the water next to the metro-north station.

    1. Striped Bass in Tarrytown. Casual, and a nice setting right on the Hudson River overlooking the Tappan Zee Bridge.


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        Dim Sum Diva

        Seaside Johnnie's in Rye
        Ebb Tide in Port Chester (not a great view)
        Seafood City in City Island
        If you time it right, Down the Hatch in Brookfield on Candlewood Lake.

        And if you want lobster with no view, but a good bargain to boot, Stew Leonard's

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        1. re: Dim Sum Diva

          There's also a boiled lobster dinner with outdoor seating, no view, somewhere in CT...I can not think of the town. I remember it being fun and a bargain...sorry for the memory lapse on where it is (it's a bit far from Westchester, if I'm not mistaken).

          1. re: dolores

            Your thinking of The Place in Guildford. Outdoor dinning, Grilled Lobsters. No view but a pretty cool place.
            Abbots Lobster in the Rough in Mystic is also worth one trip a year. Dockside dinning, seagulls and all at its best.

            1. re: chefstu

              I have to second both of chefstu's recommendations. The Place is also BYO[everything -- sides, liquor, dessert, etc.] Lots of people actually bring picnic baskets complete with tablecloths and a full meal -- sans lobsters and grilled corn -- and eat on their tree stumps. It's a really fun place but again, no view.

              Abbotts, in Noank, CT is also terrific, right on the water with boats docking all the time. They have a Web site at Make it a day trip and walk through Mystic too. Totally worth it.

              1. re: theatmosphere

                i agree-i have been going to abbott's for many years- well over 20- and have never been disappointed. its a long ride for a day trip but nice to make it part of a weekend. theres quite a bit going on in the area- the indian casinos,mystic seaport,nice nearby beaches and outlet shopping among other things.

          2. re: Dim Sum Diva

            Dim Sum, Isn't Seaside Johnnie's reputed to have horrible food? I'd heard nice setting but not to eat there - maybe get some drinks.

            1. re: laylag

              I haven't been in a couple of years, but I remember two things: they had an actual sushi chef working the sushi counter, and my bowl of terrific steamers. The food was good, not great.

              Should be an expensive year for lobsters, with the shortage and all.

          3. Seaside Johnnies has a fantastic waterfront view.
            Also try The Crab Shell in Stamford

            1. The Restaurant @ Rowayton Seafood in Rowayton CT.
              On the 5 Mile River, not ocean. Great food, views, and service. Totally cute town.
              As for Seaside Johnnie's... enjoy the drinks and the view, don't eat the food.

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              1. re: momof3

                You could also try Sono Seaport in So. Norwalk on Water St.

                1. re: momof3

                  Another vote for Rowayton Seafood -- great food, views and service.

                  1. re: lisette

                    good call momof3, lisette re: rowayton seafood.

                  2. re: momof3

                    To the two from Momof3 jfood would add Harbor Lights in Norwalk. Directly across the river from SONO Seafood. It looks like they enclosed the open patio and was not sure if they were removing for the summer. jfood had lunch at sono seafood two weeks ago and looking across t he inlet the terrace at Harbor lights were still up.